David Edelstein

David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and for NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also written film criticism for the Village Voice, The New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times' Arts & Leisure section.

A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he is the author of the play Blaming Mom, and the co-author of Shooting to Kill (with producer Christine Vachon).

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2:06pm

Fri October 10, 2014
Movie Reviews

In 'Whiplash,' A Young Drummer Plays Till He Bleeds

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2:35pm

Fri October 3, 2014
Movie Reviews

'Gone Girl': A Gripping Film That's More Fun Than The Book

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4:32pm

Fri September 26, 2014
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British Coalminers Strike With A Gay Coalition In 'Pride,' A Crowd-Pleaser

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1:43pm

Fri September 19, 2014
Movie Reviews

A Detective's 'Walk Among The Tombstones' Is Gripping But Unsatisfying

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2:21pm

Fri September 12, 2014
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In 'The Drop,' Mob Bosses Bully Sad Characters At A Bar In Brooklyn

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1:47pm

Mon September 8, 2014
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In A Brilliantly Disorienting Film, A Teenager Is 'Starred Up' To An Adult Prison

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2:44pm

Fri August 8, 2014
Movie Reviews

In The Irish Film 'Calvary,' A Priest's Crisis Of Faith Is Weirdly Jokey

Originally published on Tue August 12, 2014 2:57 pm

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4:05pm

Fri August 1, 2014
Movie Reviews

Sailing Through Space With 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'? Hilarious

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 10:57 am

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DAVID BIANCULLI, BYLINE: This is FRESH AIR. The newest film adaptation of a Marvel comic is "Guardians of the Galaxy," which features five Motley warriors against an armada of space villains. Film critic David Edelstein has this review.

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1:13pm

Fri July 25, 2014
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Philip Seymour Hoffman Leaves Indelible Bond In 'Most Wanted Man'

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 10:18 am

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2:28pm

Fri July 11, 2014
Movie Reviews

In A Remarkable Feat, 'Boyhood' Makes Time Visible

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This is FRESH AIR. Our film critic David Edelstein has a review of the new film "Boyhood." It was written and directed by Richard Linklater, who also made the movies, "Slacker," "Dazed And Confused," "School Of Rock," "The Before Sunrise" Trilogy and "Bernie." "Boyhood" covers a dozen years and was shot over a 12 year period. It stars Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and newcomer Ellar Coltrane as the boy we watch grow up.

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